Tag Archives: horses

Who Has Seen the Wind?

In classical mythology, most natural phenomena were either personified themselves or seen as the tools of a deity, if not both. The winds were no exception, and in Greco-Roman mythology, there were four of them. I’m no meteorologist, but can’t … Continue reading

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Make Way for the Demetric System

Considering the importance of agriculture in ancient society, it is not at all surprising that ancient pantheons pretty much always had at least one fertility deity. In fact, a lot of the earliest known gods fit into this category, and … Continue reading

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Hi-Ho, Ostro!

Since I’ve already covered the avian steeds of the Final Fantasy world(s), I think doing the same for the Mushroom World wouldn’t be a bad idea. There’s not quite as much to say here, though. Super Mario Bros. 2 introduces … Continue reading

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Pardon Me Boy, Is This the Chattanooga Chocobo?

I’ve already talked about Chocobos, the giant birds that are used as transportation in the Final Fantasy games, in several entries, most notably this one. Having examined the entries on Chocobos on Wikipedia and the Final Fantasy Wiki, however, I’d … Continue reading

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The Wrath of King Neptune

I was originally thinking of profiling Krishna this weekend, but seeing the Percy Jackson movie reminded me that I don’t think I’d ever done a proper post on Poseidon (or Zeus, for that matter, but he’ll have to wait, unless … Continue reading

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A Link to the Equestrian World

Since I’ve covered the goddess Epona, I might as well also say a bit about the horse of the same name in the Zelda series, who made her first appearance in Ocarina of Time. Link encounters Epona, a horse on … Continue reading

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The Real Horses of Oz

L. Frank Baum tells us in a few different books that there are no horses in Oz, aside from the magically animated wooden Sawhorse. This seems to be an idea that he developed over time, however. In The Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading

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